Painting Skateboard Graphics in Illustrator

In this Illustrator tutorial, we will focus on creating hand-painted skateboard artwork that pays homage to vintage zombie comics. Software required: Illustrator CS5.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 1, 2012
Duration
2h 8m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 1, 2012
Duration
2h 8m
Description

In this Illustrator tutorial, we will focus on creating hand-painted skateboard artwork that pays homage to vintage zombie comics. For many designers, Adobe Illustrator is a program used daily for tasks such as building logos. While its tools and vector results make it perfect for these types of projects, as you might have guessed, it's also a powerful painting program. In this course, we will focus on painting our image and utilizing several of the tools inside Illustrator to make it feel less like a vector image. Along the way, we'll learn about tools like the brush tool, blob brush and eraser tool and how we can use them to help us get to our end result. Throughout this course, we will focus on removing the software from the equation so we can focus on the art. After completing this course, you'll be familiar with the tools, techniques, and processes used to create this comic book-inspired zombie image. Software required: Illustrator CS5.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is a content producer for Unity as well as a seasoned shading, texturing, lighting and rendering artist. He takes pride in helping creative professionals reach their learning goals.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] hello. Welcome to this series of lessons dedicated to painting, skateboard graphics and Adobe Illustrator presented by digital tutors and Adobe Authorized Training Center. My name is Eddie, and I'll be walking through the process of designing and painting an image for our skateboards that has a hand painted feel to it Now. For many designers, Adobe Illustrator is a program that they used daily for tasks such as building logos, while its tools and vector results make it perfect for these type of projects. As you might have guessed, it's also a powerful painting program in this course will focus on painting our image, utilizing several of the tools inside illustrator to make it feel less like a veteran. Along the way, we'll learn about tools like the brush tool, blond brush and eraser tool and how we can use them to help us get to our end. Result throughout this course will focus on removing the software from the equation so we can just focus on the art. After completing this course, you'll be familiar with the tools, techniques and process used to create this common look inspired zombie image. So let's go and get started with our next lesson